James Heartfield

Unpatriotic history of the Second World War - James Heartfield

Sixty million people died in the Second World War, and still they tell us it was the Peoples War. James Heartfield demolishes myths about World War II.

Getting overexcited about the revolutionary appeal of shoplifting - James Heartfield

James Heartfield on the response of the Left to the recent riots in England's cities.

Murdoch phone-hack shocker: Capitalism eats itself - James Heartfield

The phone-hacking scandal hasn't only revealed the true sleaziness of Britain's establishment, but also the resounding hollowness of a post-ideological elite held together by little more than self-interest - writes James Heartfield

The war in Europe: What happened? - James Heartfield

James Heartfield looks back at the events of the second world war in Europe, concluding that the motivation of the allied powers was not to save Europe from fascism or the Jews from genocide, but to protect their economic interests.

Second World War: Battle of the Books - James Heartfield

James Heartfield surveys the struggle to define the Second World War.

Where they teach you how to be thick - James Heartfield

As the government embarks on yet another set of sweeping "reforms" of the education system, James Heatfield argues that state education has consistently encouraged working-class children to accept their lot in life.

Copyright and the declining authority of private property - James Heartfield

What sort of a threat does illegal downloading pose to the system of private property in general? asks James Heartfield

World war as class war - James Heartfield

Looking through the mists of obligatory sentimentalism that enveloped the 70th aniversary of the outbreak of WWII, James Heartfield remembers the pitiless subordination of people to production on all sides of that crisis, and argues against the idea that the war tipped the scales in the favour of the working class.

Manufactured scarcity - the profits of deindustrialisation

'Green capitalism': a new paradigm of sustainable production or a licence to shut down plants and print money? Basing this article on excerpts from his recent book, James Heartfield looks at the case of Enron, an influential pioneer in increasing profits by cutting output

State capitalism in Britain - James Heartfield

Despite the State being the main investor in the UK's national economy, the official rhetoric of private sector productivity is alive and well. James Heartfield takes a look at New Labour's failed strategy of privatising public services and the rise of ‘corporate welfare'